Success in Chambers Asia–Pacific Guide

Success in Chambers Asia–Pacific Guide


CategoryNews Author Stuart Catchpole QC, Adrian Hughes QC, Ben Olbourne Date

39 Essex Chambers is happy to announce that four barristers have been recommended in the most recent edition of Chambers Asia – Pacific.

Stuart Catchpole QC, Sean Wilken QC and Adrian Hughes QC are recommended for International Arbitration and Ben Olbourne is recognised for his work in Dispute Resolution: Arbitration.

Stuart Catchpole QC is described as “very user-friendly” and as a silk who “concentrates on the points that really matter” and is able to “get on top of hugely complicated and technical material in no time at all.”

Adrian Hughes QC is noted in particular for his current work representing Chinese and Korean contractors in London and Asian arbitration and for his “ability to inspire confidence in his clients” and for advising them “in a straightforward manner, without too much legalese.” He continues to lead the Bar’s China Interest Group.

Sources praised Sean Wilken QC for his “incredibly strong reputation for international work.” and for being “extremely bright and probably the most responsive silk I have known in this sector” who “gives very clear advice to clients and his advocacy is top-notch.”

Ben Olbourne, who is based in Singapore, is ranked after industry sources were impressed by his abilities, stating “Ben is very thorough, has great skill as an advocate and is very impressive at cross-examination,” and “He’s responsive, the advice is clear and I’m impressed by his work ethic.”

These individual rankings show the strength of 39 Essex Chambers in the Asia-Pacific region, following as they do from Chambers’ being named as International Arbitration Chambers of the year by the Legal 500. Chambers services this region from its offices in Singapore and Kuala Lumpur.

In reaction to these rankings, David Barnes (Chief Executive) said “39 Essex Chambers is delighted to see our work in Asia-Pacific  recognised by Chambers & Partners.”


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